Mr. Jay J. Chung is a litigation partner with Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP. Mr. Chung served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Judge Alex Kozinski, the former Chief Judge of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Chung is a past Board Member of the Executive Committee, Litigation Section of the State Bar of California.
Mr. Chung was formerly associated with Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan, LLP (now Holland & Knight LLP) and Frandzel & Share, LLP. Mr. Chung served as the outside General Counsel of Lotte BG America, Inc., Emmaus Medical,T3 Micro, Inc., Doosan America Corp., MaxForma, Inc. a U.S. Subsidiary of Hanwha and Enviroflex, Inc.
Mr. Chung’s reputation as a relentless, practical and winning trial lawyer has won him many accolades from his peers and clients. Mr. Chung specializes in complex, multi-party, high stakes business disputes and commercial litigation, with an emphasis in financial litigation, planning and execution of complex collection strategies, and judgment actions on behalf of banks and other financial institutions. Mr. Chung was the lead trial lawyer in multiple jury trials and has obtained multi-million dollar jury and bench verdicts in numerous cases involving financial fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract cases. Based on his professional achievements, he was selected by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association as one of its Best Lawyers under 40 for 2005.
Mr. Chung has advised Fortune 500 entities, mid-market companies, and foreign national diplomatic agencies in over one hundred litigation matters. Mr. Chung has represented clients on complex litigation matters involving security interest disputes under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), contract litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, logistics litigation, trade secret litigation, financial fraud litigation, judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions, and other claims against debtors and guarantors, as well as partnership disputes and commercial suits involving receiverships, attachments, and other complex and pre-judgment remedies.
His past and current clients include, by way of example only: Bank of Hope, Pacific Union Bank, Hanmi Bank, Center Bank, Wilshire State Bank, Newegg.com, T3 Micro, Inc., RK Media Group, Inc., Korea Radio USA, Inc., TV Korea USA, Inc., Doosan Corp., Doosan America, Corp., Lotte BG America, Corp., Maxforma LLC a dvision on Hanwha Corp., Takaneka Partners, Prime Business Credit, Inc., Imperial Bank, Impac Funding, Fidelity Mortgage, Wendover, Enviroflex Inc., The Republic of Korea, E.L. Yeager, Penhall Construction, and McKesson HBOC, among others.
University of California at Irvine, (B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Political Science)
Loyola Law School (J.D., 1995)
Professional Memberships/ Affiliations (past and current)
President and Chairman of the Board, International Association of Korean Lawyers Foundation
Board Member of the Executive Committee for the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California
Board member of the International Association of Korean Lawyers Foundation.
President of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
Chair of Board of the Asian Business Association of Los Angeles
Board Member of the Asian Business Association Foundation
Board Member of the Center for Pacific Asia Family
President of the Pacific Business Resources Group
Regional Governor for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Mr. Chung has served as a mediator at the APADRC, where he participated in community organizing and mediations between the African American community and the Korean American community during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
Published Works and Presentations
Mr. Chung speaks frequently before trade groups and professional associations on topics related to intellectual property and business regulation, including the following:
- “International Trade Laws and Organizations” (Panel Moderator, 2004 IAKL Conference, San Francisco, California)
- “Recent Developments in Key Money Legislation” (Panel Organizer, 2002, Korean Apparel Manufacturer’s Association [KAMA])
- “Emerging Ethical Issues In Technology” (Speaker, 2000 IAKL Conference, Seoul, Korea)
“How to choose a lawyer” (Koream Journal, July 2004)
Mediation Training — AADAP (1992)